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Father of slain soldier says family was booed bringing son home

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:28 PM

The father of an Army soldier killed in Afghanistan says that his family was booed when they were bringing his son home.

Sgt. John Perry was killed in a suicide attack at Bagram Airfield on Saturday, and his father said that he may have saved more than 100 lives by stopping the bomber from reaching his target.

A grieving Stewart Perry said that he and his family were forced to tears again when an announcement about their presence on a flight elicited jeers from fellow passengers.

“To hear the reaction of the flight being delayed because of a Gold Star family, and the first class cabin booing that was really upsetting, and it made us cry some more,” he told KOVR.

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Stewart Perry says his family was booed bringing their son home from Afghanistan.

Stewart Perry says his family was booed bringing their son home from Afghanistan.

(CBS13)

It was not immediately clear where the flight was originating from and heading when the announcement was made.

The elder Perry said that he has noticed a disrespect for the loved ones left behind by veterans.

“One example would be Donald Trump speaking badly about a Gold Star family, who I now am, but it also bothers me that people don’t want to talk about the terrorism that killed my kid,” he said, referencing Trump’s criticism’s of slain Capt. Humayun Khan’s family.

Sgt. John Perry was killed Saturday by a suicide bomber.

Sgt. John Perry was killed Saturday by a suicide bomber.

(AP)

Sgt. Perry, a 30-year-old from northern California based at Fort Hood, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, his wife Julianne said.

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A GoFundMe page for Julianne Perry had raised more than $ 19,000 as of Friday evening.

Southern Illinois native Pfc. Tyler Iubelt and two American contractors were also killed in the Bagram Airfield explosion, where 16 U.S. soldiers and a Polish soldier were wounded.

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